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Chuck Grassley

  1. politics
    Did Harry Reid ‘Use’ Ted Kennedy’s Illness?A new book about the Obama stimulus plan says yes.
  2. stereotypes
    Now We Know Why Chuck Grassley Can’t Stop Watching the History ChannelHe needs to connect with constituents.
  3. early and awkward
    Please Silence Your Phone, Senator GrassleyIt rang while he was speaking on the Senate floor.
  4. not-so-secret service
    The Secret Service Scandal Isn’t Quite Exciting Enough for Chuck GrassleySo he added some Russian spies.
  5. history
    A Brief History of Chuck Grassley’s History With the History ChannelIs that enough “history” in one title for you, Chuck?
  6. careless whispers
    The Mets Pick a Preferred Bidder … Not Named Steve CohenCongressional investigation into SAC Capital ramps up.
  7. how tweet it is
    You Are Not Allowed to Mock Chuck Grassley’s Twitter FailHe may not know as much about Twitter as he thought, but come on, he’s an old man.
  8. Mediavore
    What The Stars of Friends Ate for Ten Years Straight; Eva LongoriaCourtney Cox steals Jennifer Aniston’s lunch habits and a Desperate Housewives star claims a legal action against her from restaurant partners is without merit.
  9. early and often
    City Rallies Behind Rudy for First Time Since 9/11When Rudy Giuliani lost Florida the other day, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley [R] suggested that his personality was responsible. “It seemed like the more people got acquainted with him, the less they liked him,” he said. This was not a groundbreaking statement — in fact, the Times used pretty much the exact same words the following day. But Grassley used two more words, words that would prove to be his undoing: It was not just Giuliani’s personality that was off-putting, he said, but his “New York personality.” Immediately, the Daily News was up in arms about the “hick senator”: “I’ve seen Grassley before,” the News quoted Curtis Sliwa as saying. “He wears polyester, waffle-weave, flame-retardant pants that look like they survived the high waters.” Jimmy Breslin called Grassley a “moron” and a “low-IQ loudmouth,” and Michael Musto told the News: “This just cements the idea that New York City should secede from the union.” In the comments, readers got in on the action. “I wouldn’t worry about Grassley’s comments,” wrote one. “After all, Iowa stands for ‘idiots out walking around.’” Some were more forgiving: “Rather than dis Senator Grassley, I sentence him to life in Iowa.” Right? How dare he suggest that New Yorkers are as arrogant and unlikable and provincial as Giuliani when obviously we’re really fucking loving warm people? Maybe if he didn’t live in stupid Hicksville, Iowa, he would know that. Daily News Readers Blast Iowa Senator, Hick Iowa senator says N.Y. attitude cost Rudy Giuliani; Apple strikes back [NYDN]